Fierce Lion and Leopard Cufflinks
Lions and Leopards!
|Fierce lions and leopards glower from the ends of
these regal cufflinks. The beautifully sculpted
big cats are a touch of British heraldry that
will add a little panache to any cuff. Roar!
Created by Carter, Howe & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1900.
Carter, Howe & Company (later
Carter, Gough & Company) was one of the
premier makers of fine cufflinks and other jewels during the
late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were cufflink
and dress set specialists who took particular care in
designing and crafting their cufflinks and related
The Carter, Howe attention to craftsmanship and design can be seen on the backs of these cufflinks. Note the gracefully curved bridges that are sturdily anchored to the closed leonine tops and "bean-shaped" backs. This helps assure that the cufflinks remain safely the cuff while protecting the richly sculpted details of the tops.
The Carter, Howe maker's mark, an arrowhead surrounding a small letter "C", is stamped on the curved bridges of the cufflinks. To the left of the maker's mark "14" is stamped for the purity of the gold.
Name: Lions and Leopards
Estate Jewelry Cufflink Gallery
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